ATrain Education

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

 

Infection Control and Prevention

If you are licensed in the State of New York (or seeking licensure), your state-mandated course is New York: Infection Control and Prevention.

Author:
Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC

Marian McDonald earned a BA in Education
at Harris-Stowe College in St. Louis, Missouri
and an AD in nursing from Santa Rosa
Junior College in California. She went on
to earn a BSN and an MSN at Sonoma State
University.



  • Contact hours: 4
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 2
  • Expiration date: September 1, 2014
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

Infection control training for healthcare professionals, including responsibility for adhering to accepted principles and monitoring the performance of all for whom one is responsible. Reviews the mechanisms of transmission along with strategies of prevention and control. Coverage of controls, PPE, and practices to protect both workers and healthcare settings.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize the most prevalent risk factors for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and their related sites of infection.
  • Identify and explain six essential elements of infection control.
  • Recall and explain each of the six links in the Chain of Infection.
  • Describe prevention strategies in terms of Standard and Universal Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions, Contact Precautions, Droplet Precautions, and Airborne Precautions.
  • Explain the importance and proper practice of hand hygiene for preventing HAIs.
  • Discuss safe injection practices and sharps disposal as they relate to patient and worker health.
  • Outline the use of engineering and work practice controls to reduce the opportunity for exposure to potentially infectious material (PIM).
  • Demonstrate the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Define the principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
  • Spell out guidelines for post exposure prophylaxis.